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Home in the Range: Health Care Retirement Costs as Much as a House

June 3, 2014
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A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.
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Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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Wellness: The Next Frontier

June 2, 2014
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There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.
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Task Force: Health Plans Key to Cost, Quality

June 2, 2014
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Group members recommended that health plans should be the primary source of price information and urged them to use easy-to-understand formats.
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A Bonus Onus: Peek at Peers

June 2, 2014
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Companies should base senior executives’ long-term bonuses on comparing company performance to a predetermined peer group, expert says.
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Hit the Road, Jack … and Try to Relax

June 2, 2014
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Employers offer vacation days and paid time off to urge employees to get out of the office so that they can relax. Despite the intent, it seems that the majority of employees aren't going places.
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‘Working Until I Die,’ the New American Way?

June 1, 2014
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Research shows that not every U.S. worker is saving for retirement, but experts disagree on who’s to blame.
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Employers Failing to See Benefits of Vision Coverage

May 7, 2014
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However, a recent study found that eye doctors often are the first to identify signs of certain health problems.
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Health Exchange Rate Begins to Grow

May 7, 2014
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The big potential growth of private health exchanges has lured other major benefits consulting firms into the market.
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Investing in Employees to Invest in Health Care

May 6, 2014
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There seems to be an endless quest to get employees to care more about their benefits. Explaining their importance is becoming increasingly valuable.
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